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January 10th, 2021, 10:32
.. you know, those ones where you have a deck of cards that you build up: Hand of Fate, Slay the Spire, Pathfinder Adventures, etc., etc.

Does anyone have any recommendations? I've played a few, but none seem to be quite as good as they should be.

I've been playing Slay the Spire lately, and that's pretty good. I'll be returning occasionally, I think.
Pathfinder Adventures is enjoyable, but gets old a bit quick.

Some of the others I've tried:
Hand of Fate - hate the hack 'n' slash real time combat. It's not what I want in a deck builder
Book of Demons - love the visual style, but the slow-moving RT gameplay gets very dull.
Guild of Dungeoneering - once, again, like the visual style, but gameplay is a bit simplistic.

Any recs from my fellow Watchers?
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January 10th, 2021, 10:41
Here are a few.
  1. GWENT: THE WITCHER CARD GAME
  2. THRONEBREAKER: THE WITCHER TALES
  3. THE ELDER SCROLLS: LEGENDS
  4. Tainted Grail: Conquest
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January 10th, 2021, 12:42
Monster Train, not played it but its receiving a lot of praise.

I only played and enjoyed Slay the Spire - accessible, fun, clever and light hearted.
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January 11th, 2021, 00:03
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
THE ELDER SCROLLS: LEGENDS
I played a little of that when it first came out. Didn't grab me, but maybe I should re-visit.
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Tainted Grail: Conquest
Ooh, that looks pretty good. Cheers.

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Monster Train
Thanks, that looks worth a look. Some favourable comparisons with Slay the Spire in the comments.
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January 11th, 2021, 00:45
Get tabletop simulator and then there's a large selection of popular card games available on the workshop. LotR LCG, Aeon's End, Arkham Horror LCG, Marvel to name a few of the big ones.
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January 11th, 2021, 01:28
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Get tabletop simulator and then there's a large selection of popular card games available on the workshop. LotR LCG, Aeon's End, Arkham Horror LCG, Marvel to name a few of the big ones.
The problem with that is that it just reminds me that I no longer have enough friends to invest in the physical versions of all those games
(I have considered Tabletop Simulator in the past, but never got around to pulling the trigger)
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January 11th, 2021, 02:32
I often play solo. Many of the the card games are co-op so technically you don't need other people to play them. Playing virtual does also open avenues to make new friends and/or play with existing friends as it's often easier to get together online rather than IRL.
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January 11th, 2021, 09:11
Dream quest is still a classic. It’s the game that inspired deck builder RPG genre, and is still one of the best. Artwork is awful though so you have to get past that. I put it up there with slay the spire.

Nothing else quite compares to those two games. Monster Train is pretty good though as has been said. You could also try Nowhere Prophet.
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January 11th, 2021, 13:24
Forgot to mention Deep sky derelicts:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/6…Sky_Derelicts/
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